Moon calendar and Kanepuaa, 1953.

Moon Calendar

Tomorrow, June 27, will be Mahealani, the 16th of the moon month Kaaona.

Mahealani is a good planting day. The Hawaiian farmer in ancient days who had a new field of potatoes would rise with the dawn to go into his garden and pray to Kanepuaa, the god of fertility.

He would say:

“O Kanepuaa, root toward the mountains, root toward the sea, root in the middle of our potato field, O Kanepuaa! Do thou root from this corner to that corner; from that border to this border; from that side to this side, so fruit will appear at the end of the stalk, along the stalk and the roots will creep between hills.”

The high tides which provide good surfing will continue tomorrow and Sunday. Tomorrow’s high tide is at a peak between 4 and 6 p.m. Low tide will come shortly after 9 a.m.

Fisherman will do best at sea.—C. B. T.

[They  were doing some cool stuff in the English newspapers in the 1950s.]

(Star-Bulletin, 6/26/1953, p. 30)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume LIX, Number 18964, Page 30. June 26, 1953.

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